Sunday, 24 July 2011

Yesterdays Family Wedding

Yesterday my cousin Emma got married
I was working so I was unable to go but i made these
cards for her.
Its ages since i used the big embossing folders
Id forgotten how much i liked them, they gave the card a lovely texture .
I love this little stamp of the wedding cake too
its from the Scrapbook Garden. I used foam pads
to make it stand off the card .
Its a gorgeous rubber stamp and I know I will use it alot
I also stamped some champagne glasses on a tag
and attached it with some ribbon between the layers
 to allow the tag to hang loose from the card.
I used mirror card behind the french vanilla
to add a little feel of bling and some
sentiment ribbon as a finishing touch
with some card toppers.

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend, its my Sons wedding next weekend so ive been busy
getting ready for that , decorating and the like, but i hope to get some serious crafting done after the wedding as i now have nearly 3 weeks off work.
Thanks for stopping by my blog its much appriciated as always

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Maureen & Gordons Golden Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow sees the Golden Wedding Anniversary of
two very good Friends.

Maureen and Gordon Jarrett used to live in Boldon
and moved a few years ago to be near their Son Nigel and his lovely

Many years ago they bought the house where I was born from my parents
and they have remained friends ever since.
Maureen has kindly commented on alot of my layouts
when ive linked them to facebook, so it was with this in mind
I thought it would be nice to do a layout this week with a photo
of Maureen and Gordon on it.
This is me with Maureen and Gordon
at the caravan , aprox 1963 / 4
I used my Dads old typewriter again for the journaling .
The top 2 photos on the layout are me with my Mam
taken on the same day .

These are the Golden Wedding cards I sent down for them , I hope they have a Wonderful Golden Wedding Anniversary , they are a lovely couple and I know they are missed by alot of people in Boldon. ( And Maureen makes the most amazing cakes.....I know they are missed too, she makes the most gorgeous wedding cakes and birthday cakes)

Have a lovely weekend everyone , Im busy getting ready for my Sons wedding next week so I apologise Ive not blogged much this last week. Im on nearly 3 weeks holiday starting on Monday so I fully intend getting plenty of crafting done in that time.

Have a nice weekend , and thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Golfing Cards

Well day 7 is here and this is my 7th and last design for
this months kit 4 for the Scrapbook Garden
 I Started with my card blank and the remainder of the
Bazzill Guacamole 12 x 12 cardstock
Next I added the remainder of my torn
( the reverse side) which was left over from my 2nd design
featured on Tuesday 5th
Harlequin always reminds me of golfing , and sat next to this guacamole cardstock
it reminded me even more of grass and golfing.
I have a harlequin rubber stamp so i stamped another
Bazzill Just the edge strip with some green ink  and
layed it across the bottom
Next I took some bright blue embossing powder and
covered some thickers letters and set them with a heat gun

It gave them a fantastic shine , this has to be my favourite way to colour these thickers letters.
I added them to my card
And finished it off with some golfing embellishments
I also mad a smaller one in red using the same Bazzill edge
but inked in red and this time I inked the thickers letter with Distress ink
and added some golfing die cuts and a metal golfing tab

And thats it all done

Thank you so much for popping by this week and allowing me to show you what I have
made with this months design kit.
Its been a beautiful kit to work with and I have made some lovely layouts for my albums to add to my collection.

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Once again Thanks for stopping by my blog its always much appriciated
Happy Crafting  :-)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Scrapbook Garden - Angel

This is my 6th layout for kit 4 for the

This layout shows my Mum and her Great granddaughter
(my granddaughter) Edie at only 3 days old.
Edie has her own scrapbook already and I have scan photos
and a collection of gorgeous pictures to fill the album.

I started with some Bazzill 12 x 12 Dotted Swiss cardstock
in the colour Salt I adore this dotted cardstock
its fab quality and comes in a gorgeous range of colours that
just seem to always look good.
As Edie is only little I wanted to keep this layout very simple
I added 4 squares of contrasting pink card & and paper.
But  I set one off to the side.
I used a Tando Creative Word - Angel I left it white
but rubbed pale pink Stickles over it to make it sparkle
I laid the Angel title over the square I had set to one side
Added my photo without a matt as i didnt want to cover
too much of the squares, then added a quote
which i matted on some matching paper from last months kit
I added some abc's ( sorry this picture is blurred slightly)
And a cute little mouse stamp

And thats it, all done

Its made a simple , and quick layout which looks very sweet, just like Edie herself

Shes a little bigger now, heading for 7 months and doing really well.

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Friday, 8 July 2011

Scrapz New Blog, and Blog Candy up for grabs

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The Scrapbook Garden - Family Wedding

This is my 5th  layout from design kit 4

Its a while since I did a double page layout and I forgot just how much I like doing them.
Sometimes if you have a selection of photos relating to one event
its hard to choose which one makes it to the scrapbook.
By doing a double page layout it enables you to get more images onto the layout .
I had 3 photos of this wedding but 2 of them were very similar
so in the end I decided to just use the 2 of them.
Its the Wedding of my Grandmothers cousin Hannah Cain
who was in the Salvation Army and was married in her Army uniform instead of a wedding dress.
Another example of how the times have changed
as even todays weddings in uniform are very elaborate occasions. 
Looking at the pictures there were no signs of lace or wedding extras that you normally see
so i decided to go with a darker more plain layout.

I started with the Bordeaux cardstock 12 x 12 from Dovecraft
its a lovely rich colour, I teamed it up with the
which contrasted perfectly.
I cut the 12 x 12 in half and then diagonally to get the large corner pieces
Then adding some Prima 12 x 12 
paper from the Botanical collection called 'My Love' 
this paper was left over from my first design kit
I made up the 2nd side to match the first
I used Thickers for the word Family in the title
and inked it with Distress ink to give it that cracked look which I love
I then used the Prima Botanical collection paper
for the remainder of the title
I inked the heart as I felt it needed something
lovely dovey on it seeing as it was a wedding
I cut some tags from the Bazzill French Vanilla
12 x 12 and embossed them with a wedding cake and some wedding bells

instead of using a brad in the top of the tag I added
a couple of lillies , Hannah was carrying Lillies in her boquet
and although a slightly different shape to this lily i thought it matched in ok.

some champagne glasses , 2 love birds, my photos matted in the Prima
paper and then the french vanilla and my journaling.
and thats it........

I enjoyed making the double page , and it really helps to fill up an album if you have alot to do.
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Thursday, 7 July 2011

The Scrapbook Garden- Dance Night

This is my 4th layout for kit 4 from

I had this picture of my Mam and Dad, my Uncle Tom ( mams brother)
his wife my Auntie May and her brother Ronnie Lavery (who were
both also my dads cousins)
They were at the Miners Hall in Boldon at a dance.
The Miners hall has gone now, knocked down years ago but
at one time was somewhere for the people who lived around about to go
for dances , weddings , or parties in general.
I remember going there as a child and it was huge inside
(well it felt like it at the time, maybe it was because i was young)

For this layout  I used
but the reverse side. The other side is fab and its always at this point i wish
I had 2 sheets of a particular paper, I often buy 2 sheets for that purpose.
Anyway this side won this time.
Its got all these fab music notes on it just perfect for a dance night photo.
inked down with Distress Ink to blend in with the paper
I used a music note punch and some black cardstock
which contrasted well.

I used Thickers for the 'Dance  Night' title which
I embossed with Black Embossing powder
which gave the letters a finish which looked like patent leather
which reminded me of dance shoes.

I matted my journaling on some
Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper from last months kit
( this paper pack has gone for miles and is well worth having in your kit)
and then black card to make it match in with the rest.
I then added a rubber stamp party girl in a glass
and a small wallet cut from black card , inside the wallet i put some white card
on which i used the Tando Music Mask
from last months kit and some black soot distress ink
to colour it down.
I wanted to creat a dance card idea although I know they looked
nothing like this at all. I then added some white music notes
to it again just for detail.
Lastly I made a record , I cut a black circle and then used a 5p piece
and cut out some printed paper ( i found this bell which I thought
looked like a record label) punched a tiny hole in it so the black card
showed through and voila one record.
I enjoy making my own embellishments I think it helps me
to personalise the pages more.
With a few music notes scattered around to finish it off.

all done.......

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